Devotional 11/2

However, he has given each one of us a special grace through the generosity of Christ. Ephesians‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭

Where the will of God will take you, the grace of God will keep you.

God is a God of order, including in the church building. He has instituted the fivefold ministry: apostles, pastors, prophets, teachers and evangelists. He also ordained bishops, and elders to help those in higher offices of ministry. And also in the Old Testament the Bible makes account of porters (ushers), levites (musicians), and those who prepared the altar with bread and incense.

God gives us the ability to serve Him full force by His grace! The grace of God is the verb of God in us: Jesus. We have the power His might, living within us. He is not hidden far from us, He is within us by His Holy Spirit. The Lord gives us the ability to fulfill His wishes and purposes. He simply needs the permission from us to use us.

The Lord is who gives us the desire and the will to do His will! It is not some natural affection in us to do as He pleases: it is He who makes us want to. Ephesians 4:7 says that God has given each of us a specific proportion of grace. This grace is found in God’s calling uniquely to us: pastors, dancers, teachers, drummers, cooks, givers, writers, etc.

We are called to serve those of the faith, we are to serve the congregation just like the Bible says! God gave you the grace to do it! Go for it! He gives you the ability, the strength and energy, and despite of your shortcomings He justifies you!

Let’s pray:

Lord Jesus, thank you for your grace and your mercy. Thank you for giving us us what we do not deserve and saving us from the punishment which we do deserve. I pray for all those who shy away from giving themselves in servitude, May you reveal to them that serving you is joy as long as we have a balance and our eyes on you. I pray you would use your children and place them in rightful positions in Jesus name. Amen.

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